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Bobby Smith, newly appointed district director for UGA Cooperative Extension's Northeast Georgia district, reviews the schedule at a field day in Morgan County with current Morgan County Extension Coordinator Lucy Ray. CAES News
Bobby Smith, newly appointed district director for UGA Cooperative Extension's Northeast Georgia district, reviews the schedule at a field day in Morgan County with current Morgan County Extension Coordinator Lucy Ray.
Northeast District Director
Bobby Smith’s first job was on his family’s dairy farm in Boaz, Alabama. He felt right at home when University of Georgia Cooperative Extension hired him to work with farmers in Morgan County, one of the state’s most productive dairy regions, 18 years ago.
University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has been awarded the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award by The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). Deng is pictured (center) receiving the award from Linda Harris (left), a professor at The University of California, Davis and a past president of IAFP, and Stan Bailey (right), senior director of scientific affairs at bioMerieux and a past president of IAFP. CAES News
University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has been awarded the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award by The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). Deng is pictured (center) receiving the award from Linda Harris (left), a professor at The University of California, Davis and a past president of IAFP, and Stan Bailey (right), senior director of scientific affairs at bioMerieux and a past president of IAFP.
Deng Honored
University of Georgia food scientist Xiangyu Deng has been awarded the Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award by the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). The award recognizes excellence in food safety and was presented to Deng at the IAFP meeting held July 8-11 in Salt Lake City.
Kristen Navara, associate professor of poultry science, studies the link between stress hormones and biological sex. CAES News
Kristen Navara, associate professor of poultry science, studies the link between stress hormones and biological sex.
Sex Ratios
It may seem like everyone on Earth has an equal chance of being born male or female. It’s about a 50-50 split, after all.
University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor Casimir Akoh CAES News
University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor Casimir Akoh
Public Health Award
University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor Casimir Akoh recently accepted the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) research award. The award recognizes an improvement in public health.
Georgia farmers will soon be harvesting their cotton crop. It's important for cotton producers to know when to defoliate to speed up the crop's maturity process. CAES News
Georgia farmers will soon be harvesting their cotton crop. It's important for cotton producers to know when to defoliate to speed up the crop's maturity process.
NIFA Grants
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) plant breeders almost $1 million in grants this fiscal year to produce improved cotton and peanut varieties.
Cantaloupes being grown at UGA-Tifton. CAES News
Cantaloupes being grown at UGA-Tifton.
Cantaloupes
University of Georgia scientists are assisting in a study to find a cantaloupe variety with less netting on the rind in the hopes that the fruit will be less susceptible to the bacteria or pathogens that settle in the netting on the outside of the fruit.
Bhabesh Dutta teaches Extension agents in the field. CAES News
Bhabesh Dutta teaches Extension agents in the field.
Dutta Honored
Bhabesh Dutta, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable plant pathologist, has been named to the first class of Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Award winners.
Wayne Parrott, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is one of the world's leading authorities on soybean genomics and enabling technologies for the improvement of crop plants. CAES News
Wayne Parrott, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is one of the world's leading authorities on soybean genomics and enabling technologies for the improvement of crop plants.
Parrott Honored
The University of Georgia Research Foundation has named Wayne Parrott, UGA professor of crop and soil sciences, a Distinguished Research Professor. The award recognizes contributions to knowledge and work that promises to foster continued creativity. Parrott specializes in plant genetics and is one of the world’s leading authorities on soybean genomics and technologies that allow for the improvement of crop plants.
When collecting wild raspberry seeds in Australia, University of Georgia scientist Rachel Itle first had to “calibrate” her eyes to search for the tiny, red berries. This, made finding them easier, but the wild berries were not plentiful. Some were bright red, some dull red and some golden, and the fruit is about a half or a fourth the size of commercial berries sold in the U.S., she said. CAES News
When collecting wild raspberry seeds in Australia, University of Georgia scientist Rachel Itle first had to “calibrate” her eyes to search for the tiny, red berries. This, made finding them easier, but the wild berries were not plentiful. Some were bright red, some dull red and some golden, and the fruit is about a half or a fourth the size of commercial berries sold in the U.S., she said.
New Fruit
University of Georgia horticulturists Rachel Itle and Dario Chavez recently travelled to Australia to collect seeds from wild raspberries and peaches to bring back to the UGA Griffin campus. As scientists in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Itle and Chavez research Georgia-grown fruit.
Cook County ANR Agent Tucker Price holds up a watermelon plant infected with gummy stem blight disease. CAES News
Cook County ANR Agent Tucker Price holds up a watermelon plant infected with gummy stem blight disease.
Watermelon Research
Georgia watermelon growers who have a targeted, informed disease management plan for gummy stem blight disease could save money and lessen the environmental impact of producing this favorite summertime fruit.